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The greatest memories are often plucked from unforgettable moments, not particular locations. Sometimes the beauty of a place lies in it’s challenges and unpredictability. When asked to recommend my favorite places, I sometimes struggle to find the words to explain this concept. The idea that sometimes a place is nothing more than a backdrop for something bigger....

We left Tel Aviv at sunrise. Our reservations confirmed that we would spend that evening sleeping in a Palestinian refugee camp. The goal was to get from the sunny coast of Israel to the divided and fought over land of Bethlehem. Regardless of how much planning or research went into the road trip, we would never be prepared for the adventure that lay ahead....

The sun is bright and delicate. The early morning shades of gold and yellow flow through the window and flood our entire room. The breeze is crisp and lingering, the kind that tickles your arms and tightens the skin on your face. The sound of birds chirping, the smell of bloomed flowers, and a tinge of salt water float into the room reminding me that I am near the beach. The air is warm. The constant breeze is a welcome...

We ended up here by complete accident. Our route from Puerto Escondido to Mexico City was closed, turning what was supposed to be a leisurely 5 hour drive into a winding and mountainous 10 hour adventure. A last-second detour prevented any thoughts of preplanning our new route. There was no mental preparation for possible obstacles or time to contemplate the best way for us to navigate the backroads through small mountain towns. After a much needed pep talk, we drove...

Ramblings on small travel experiences that lead to the most interesting stories : I'm sure that someday all of these experiences will inevitably collide and this whirlwind of a trip will actually make sense. I'd love to tell you about it sometime....

Maybe I’m predisposed to horrendous ham sandwich experiences. Perhaps I’ve just had a string of bad luck. Or this could be one of those things that all travelers deal with and I’m just making a big deal out of nothing. Either way and whatever the reason, I can no longer eat ham sandwiches. ...




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